GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
Here in the City of Portland, we are lucky to have some of the best tasting and easily accessible water in the world - just by turning on the tap!
Water is an important part of our daily lives and we use it for a wide variety of reasons. According to the United States Environmental Agency (EPA), the average American family of four uses roughly 400 gallons of water per day at home. In Portland, an average family of four uses 240 gallons of water per day, most of it occurring indoors.
Showers account for about 16.8 percent of the water used indoors and are typically the third-largest use of water in the average home.
According to a national study of residential water use, the average American shower uses roughly 17 gallons of water and lasts for around eight minutes. The average bath uses 24 gallons of water and accounts for roughly two percent of the water used indoors.
The Portland Water Bureau encourages citizens to take the time to learn how you can conserve water indoors and in turn, help save water, energy, and money!
Click here to determine the amount of water your shower uses and the benefits of replacing your showerhead with a water-efficient one. Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/water/efficiency to learn more!
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